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    Yale varsity crew preparing for its annual race with Harvard. Yale is America's oldest college boat club, originating in 1843.

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    Apr 26, 2010 | Permalink (11) Total Comments

    Simon left a comment on 10/19/2011 at 2:37 PM:

    this is a great article, i think you should do one on eton rowing aswell.


    David Lee Saurer left a comment on 5/13/2010 at 4:29 AM:

    Does anyone recall the Blue Room Association of 1927? The Blue Room was a large otherwise unused space in the building where non-rowing Yale student volunteers stayed during the Y-H Regatta on the Thames. We all painted our names in that room in blue, of course.

    Although I rowed lightweight freshman year, I was asked to become Varsity Manager of Crew. My chief job was to drive Coach Jim Rasmussen’s launch during our practice rows up and down the Housatonic from the old boathouse at Derby.

    I can still fit into my letter sweater featuring a large Y with crossed oars.

    I was class of 1970, so this was all long ago.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 5/2/2010 at 3:24 PM:

    @Jim—It just didn’t work out for me. Life had other plans.


    jim beam left a comment on 4/27/2010 at 11:51 AM:

    Forgive me if I’m misinterpreting your reply, but what happened with Dartmouth?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 4/26/2010 at 5:19 PM:

    Jim Beam—Neither. I had my sights set on Dartmouth.


    jim beam left a comment on 4/26/2010 at 5:11 PM:

    F.E. which ivy league did you attend? Yale or Harvard?


    Heavy Tweed Jacket left a comment on 4/26/2010 at 5:07 PM:

    Great image. Classic sport.


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 4/26/2010 at 10:24 AM:

    What a great picture. It is full of history and tradition.


    Dillon left a comment on 4/26/2010 at 9:16 AM:

    great picture, might have to make a trip from providence soon.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 4/26/2010 at 7:49 AM:

    James—I drove by the Harvard boat house while in Cambridge last week…the water was glass. So serene.


    James left a comment on 4/26/2010 at 7:43 AM:

    I am making a point to watch them this year.  In the winter I was driving through the back roads of CT and got lost.  But happened upon the Yale boat house.  The water and house looked magical. I can’t wait…


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